Words from the founding fathers 4.15.10
Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:15 pm
By: Nathan Castleman, Guest Columnist
Ever realize how quickly it seems that another year has passed and Christmas is here again? How about how fast six months goes by when you get a six month loan from the bank.
Then there’s always how fast the years fly by the older you get. But the fastest time is how fast April 15 gets here when you OWE money to the government, on top of all you paid in during the year.
There has to be a better way for me to pay MY FAIR SHARE instead of mine and someone else’s share too. I really don’t mind paying my share. All I ask is to make is fair and everyone do their part.
Thomas Jefferson said, “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
Who believes that the government knows better than the people how to spend their money? As of 4-13-10 (according to the national debt clock), the total US Federal Tax Revenue was approximately $2,125,000,000,000 – yes that’s over two trillion.
Is it just me or do I need to go to Washington and set up a budget for these geniuses? But then someone is going to have to stand over them and make them stick with it.
It looks like they’re not spending our money very wisely. I believe they are going out to eat too often, buying things they want and not need, wearing out that credit and debit card, and taking our kids’ advice – “Just write a check.”
But it’s all for a good cause. It’s all (how did Jefferson say it) “under the pretense of taking care of them.” I say give us more of our well deserved and hard earned money and we’ll do a better job of taking care of it and others around us.
Everyone knows private citizens and the private sector do a better job of anything compared to the government.
Between taxes we know about and the hidden taxes, the average American spends four months working for the government just to pay for all these wonderful programs that “take care of us.”
When you take into consideration new taxes proposed by President Obama and the tax cuts he’s letting expire, the government will take in an additional $989 billion over the next 10 years.
That’s not considering what new and hidden taxes they will slip in between now and then, such as the Value Added Tax or National Sales Tax.
Any tax or cost imposed onto businesses will be passed on to the consumer, tax.
Everyone must purchase some form of health insurance, tax.
If you don’t purchase health insurance – pay a fine, tax. Go to the tanning bed, tax. Sin tax – luckily that’s only on alcohol and tobacco, otherwise we could afford Cadillac health plans and Cadillac vehicles for everyone.
Let’s don’t forget the Cap and Trade Law that President Obama and his followers want to pass.
They have admitted that this would cost us $200 billion a year (same as hiking personal income taxes by 15 percent) or will cost each household an extra $1,761, tax.
And don’t forget how accurate the government estimates the cost of anything.
All this to say, I’m so glad we got to spend time together on this special day!
Hope it’s not too taxing of a day on you. Before you know it, it will be April 15, 2011.
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